Post-Halloween Recycling: Pumpkin Smash!

Posted by Dil Gillani on Saturday, November 1st, 2014 at 4:46pm

What are you going to do with those soggy, carved out pumpkins now that Halloween is over? Some residents got to dispose of them in a fun way today.

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P.S. 9 in Concord hosted "Pumpkin Smash 2014" on this rainy, post-Halloween day. The schoolyard was covered with tarp to serve as a dropcloth of sorts, and there were also refreshments served and raffles to be won. The wet weather certainly didn't hurt today as pumpkins met their crumbly ends with ease, either smashed with a bat or simply thrown on the ground. All remains will be used by the school for compost.

The event was sponsored by the NYC Compost Project, started in 1993 by the Department of Sanitation's Bureau of Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling. The program aims to provide compost education to the community. The project's staff took care of the composting once the last gourd was busted.

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